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Nursing Professor Named to CHFWCNY Board

Nursing Professor Named to Board of Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York 

Buffalo, New York – January 7, 2012 – Dr. Denise Dunford, DNS, FNP, RN, associate professor and director of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at D'Youville College, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York.

Dr. Dunford is a member of the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine, the American College of Nurse Practitioners, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, the American Association of University Professors and the Emergency Nurses Association. She is also a member of the National Breast Cancer Coalition, the Susan G. Komen Foundation Partnership and is a volunteer network speaker for the American Heart Association in Buffalo, NY.

She also maintains an active clinical practice as a nurse practitioner in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Buffalo General Medical Center.

Dr. Dunford has received many professional and academic awards and honors for her work, including the National Competence in Aging Award from the Emergency Nurses Association in 2010; Women of Influence Award from Business First of Buffalo in 2007; Catherine McAuley Distinguished Alumna Award from Mount Mercy Academy in 2003; Outstanding Nursing Faculty Award from D'Youville College in 2002; and The Nurses' Health Study 20-Year Anniversary Award, 1989-2009.

She earned a bachelor's in nursing degree from D'Youville College, and a Master of Science - Family Nurse Practitioner degree and Doctor of Nursing Science degree from the University at Buffalo. 

Contact: Dr. Denise Dunford at 716-829-7607 or